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Your donation will provide tutors to students, supportive mentors, and fuel a movement for better education for our students.

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The Black Star Project has an urgent mission that depends on the generosity of a select group of individuals who are so passionate about educating and empowering students and communities that they make a philanthropic gift to The Black Star Project. These amazing people are our members.

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Other ways to Give

There are many different ways to make a difference.

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Businesses, Corporations, Foundations

To celebrate Black History Month, the Cultural Awareness Network at Associated Bank held a series of fundraisers and donated the proceeds to The Black Star Project!

 Our fundraisers do what it takes to get the job done. Don’t be shy about getting in touch. If you have questions, need inspiration, or just want to chat about fundraising, then give us a call at 773-285-9600.

How can I organize a fundraiser for The Black Star Project?


  • If you are a business, consider a $10 jeans day at the office or a quiz bowl competition!
  • Organize a team! Get together with other people at your job, in your church, block club, PTA, or a group of friends to fund raise!
  • Do you make jewelry, crafts, or something else really cool? Sell your product and donate a portion (or all!) of the proceeds to The Black Star Project.
  • Dedicate your birthday, wedding, or graduation! Instead of gifts, ask for donations to support one of your favorite programs!
  • Write letters: Your friends and family care about what you care about. Write them a personal letter explaining why you’re fundraising. Ask them to donate and give them all the practical information they need to do so. 
  • Social media: Announce your goal on social media, telling people what you’re fundraising for and why. Keep people updated by mentioning it every couple of days, varying your posts with pictures, stories and thank yous. Publicly thank people who have donated. 
  • Friendly competition: Whether it’s dodgeball or a chili cook-off, pick something competitive, spread the word, and charge $5 for each person to come. You’ll be having fun and raising money for a good cause. So get creative and tailor your event to what you know best, whether you are cycling, running a race, teaching yoga, or cutting off your hair!
  • Throw a party: Who doesn't love a dance party? Get your friends involved, lock down a date, venue, and DJ by tapping into your networks. Sell tickets for $10-15. 

Get creative! There are tons of ways you can get involved and raise money! 

Who do I contact with any questions?

Please call Gloria Smith at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with any questions.

Businesses and Corporations

The Black Star Project understands the value that corporations place on their social responsibility initiatives. We strive to build relationships with businesses so that together, we can ensure a quality education and strong workforce in our communities.

There are several volunteer opportunities for company employees. We can easily host group orientations for your employees. Some businesses and employees have decided to Fundraise and donate the proceeds to The Black Star Project. Please contact Kendra Berry at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information about how your company can contribute to this organization.


We partner with a number of organizations in order to raise the academic achievement levels of students in our communities and increase opportunities for students. Your organization can support our work through the provision of a foundation grant or other award. For more information, please contact Kendra Berry at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

For more information about our current partners, please see a list of our Supporters.

Donors like you realize there is an ongoing need for funds to support this work. Thanks to the faithful and consistent support of friends who make a gift every month to The Black Star Project, we can rely on a consistent stream of income. Monthly donors give us the security to know that we can provide quality programs, month after month. Monthly sustainers can help ensure that our doors are open and serving the community for years to come.